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22nd. >>> now to aviation for the second night in a row there's trouble to report with one of boeing's new 787 dreamliners. the aircraft a whole lot of people had hailed as the future of american aviation, yesterday it was a fire, today a mishap moments before takeoff, for a planeload of passengers. tom costello covers aviation for us, he's with us from san diego tonight. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. this actually occurred in boston today, japan airlines 787, japan airlines yesterday as well, but today they were just about to depart fully loaded with passengers when they developed some sort of a fuel leak and they lost 40 gallons right there on the ramp. they went back to the gate, fixed the problem, the plane did, in fact, leave for tokyo but we can tell you that this follows yesterday's incident also involving a japan airlines 787, that was a belly, the fire in the belly of the plane, i should say. investigators now think that's tied to an auxiliary power unit, a battery pack and there have been other emergency landings and problems with electrical systems over the la
with a new boeing 787 dreamliner. a japan airline that had flown into boston logan from tokyo caught fire while parked at the gate this morning due to a malfunctioning battery. all passengers and crew were off the aircraft when the fire started. a member of the maintenance crew smelled smoke. the battery is the kind that's used when the plane is on the ground and parked. four other 787s have had mechanical or electrical problems since they went into service in the air in late 2011. >>> and still ahead, as we continue on a monday night, encouraging news about the nation's war on cancer. fewer people are dying, though there is one troubling note. >>> and later, a rare look at the fab four. one of the hottest videos on the web. and some of the other items that went by too fast over the holidays. >>> as we mentioned earlier, the story topping health news tonight is a comprehensive look at cap cancer in this country. it shows death rates are continuing to go down. good news, largely brought on by lifestyle changes. including way fewer people smoking than in past decades. but as doctors like t
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